Sunday, October 13, 2013

Minor flood warning for Lower Derwent

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania

INITIAL WARNING

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR LOWER RIVER DERWENT

Issued at 11:06am on Sunday 13 October 2013
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 1

Minor Flooding is expected to develop about the lower reaches of the River Derwent by late Sunday afternoon.

Most storages in the system are now full with many dams on spill.

A further 20mm of rain is forecast for the upper catchment today.

Derwent above Ouse River
River level rises during the Sunday with levels expected to remain below their Minor flood levels.

Ouse River
River levels to remain below the Minor flood level.

Clyde River
River levels to remain below the Minor flood level.

Below Meadowbank Dam
Minor flooding to develop below Meadowbank dam by late Sunday afternoon.
River level rises from Macquarie Plains to New Norfolk approaching the minor flood level on Monday.

Tyenna River
High levels with strong flows during Sunday.

Styx River
High levels with strong flows during Sunday.

New Norfolk
River rises with levels at New Norfolk approaching the minor flood level on Monday.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Based on observed and forecast rainfall, the following river peak heights are predicted:

  • River Derwent Below Meadowbank Dam 4-4.3 metres (MINOR), Sunday evening, 13/10/2013


FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au.

Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on 13 25 00.

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast:
Showers becoming less widespread tonight.

Next Issue:
By 4PM Sunday 13/10/13

Latest River Heights:
Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Derwent River below Lk St Clair 1.88m rising 07:05 PM SAT 12/10/13
Ouse River at Ashton 0.77m rising 07:30 AM SUN 13/10/13
Clyde River at Bothwell 0.21m falling 07:00 AM SUN 13/10/13
Clyde River at Hamilton NA NA
Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam 3.61m rising 09:30 AM SUN 13/10/13
Derwent River at Macquarie Plains 2.58m rising 09:45 AM SUN 13/10/13
TYENNA RIVER AT NEWBURY 1.26m steady 09:00 AM SUN 13/10/13
STYX RIVER AT BRUCES BRIDGE 1.8m falling 09:55 AM SUN 13/10/13
Derwent River near Bryn Estyn 2.68m falling 09:00 AM SUN 13/10/13
DERWENT RIVER AT NEW NORFOLK 0.95m falling 10:07 AM SUN 13/10/13

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood/

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